Retirees

Learn about last alarms, retirements, and promotions in the Honolulu Fire Department.

Identification Cards

Retirees who wish to obtain an identification card should call 723-7137 to make an appointment.

Should you have questions, please call the Occupational Safety and Health Office at 723-7120.

Last Alarms

Fire Captain Luke Sakanashi

  • Date of Passing: April 1, 2022
  • Last Assignment:  Ladder 30, 1st Platoon
  • Served:  25 years
  • Memorial Service
    • Visitation will begin at 0900 hours on May 16, 2022, at the Hawaiian Memorial Park Chapel, which is located at 45-425 Kamehameha Highway.  

    • The service will begin at 1000 hours.

    • The burial will be held at 1230 hours.

Fire Fighter III Reimers Makaila

  • Date of Passing: February 10, 2022
  • Last Assignment: Fire Prevention Bureau
  • Served:  27 years 5 months
  • Memorial Service
    • Visitation will begin at 1700 hours on April 27, 2022, at the Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary-Mauka Chapel, which is located on Mililani Memorial Park Road at Ka Uka Boulevard.  

    • The service will begin at 1830 hours.

    • The burial will be held at 1000 hours on April 28, 2022, at the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, which is located at 47-200 Kahekili Highway.

Battalion Chief Douglas Clark

  • Date of Passing: February 21, 2022
  • Last Assignment: Battalion 3, 2nd Platoon
  • Served:  29 years
  • A private service will be held.

Fire Captain Wallace Aukai

  • Date of Passing: April 18, 2022
  • Last Assignment: Engine 17, 3rd Platoon
  • Served:  25 years 3 months
  • Memorial Service
    • Visitation will begin at 1000 hours on May 31, 2022, at the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park-Lower Chapel, which is located at 47-200 Kahekili Highway.

    • The service will begin at 1100 hours.

    • The burial will be held at 1300 hours on May 31, 2022, at the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park Cemetery.

Fire Captain James Caravalho

  • Date of Passing: August 19, 2021
  • Last Assignment: Engine 20, 3rd Platoon
  • Served:  30 years
  • Memorial Service
    • Visitation will begin at 0900 hours on June 3, 2022, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, which is located at 1525 Waimano Home Road.

    • The service will begin at 1000 hours.

    • The burial will be held at 1300 hours.

Retirements

April 2022

Fire Capt. Timothy Caires, FPB, Plans
24 years, 11 months, 25 days

Fire Capt. Robin Matsuda, TRB, F-SOPS
24 years, 11 months, 25 days

Fire Capt. Jason Racoma, TRB, F-SOPS
26 years, 2 months, 23 days


March 2022

Fire Fighter III Ralen Chang, Engine 11/2nd Platoon
25 years

Promotions

February 2022

Fire Fighter III
Reid Uyetake

Fire Fighter II
Chaz Au
Joshua Cole
Brandon DeMello
Grant Kobayashi
Hokuala Lwin-Maluo
Scott Matsumoto
Jeff Miyasato
Joseph Roache
Daniel Samson
James Senda
Kekoa Alii O Kalani Tassill
Ben Yamaguchi

January 2022

Fire Captains
Keoni Abaya
Cedric Bertelmann
Sean Chun
Randell Enriques
Shaun Eshima
Dale Hackbarth
Drake Hirayama
Kenneth Iki
Ivan Kaneshiro
Christopher Shim
Logan Tomokiyo
Mark Yoder

Fire Fighter III
Matthew Alices
Benjamin Bright
Marc Contee
Jonathan Doane
Keopele Gowan
Peter Hashimoto
David Jones
Kaulana Kama
Kyle Mensching
Richard Min
Hyrum Nihipali
Carmi Palicte
Nathan Pang
Nicholas Ponce
Devin Sun
Toby Tolentino
Raymond Uyeno
Jeremy Yoshimura

Fire Fighter Cancer Presumption FAQs

Common questions regarding Act 107 (House Bill [HB] 1778).

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Act 107 was known as the Hawaii Firefighter Cancer Presumptive Law. It was introduced as Senate Bill 2660 by State Senator Rosalyn Baker, and the companion House Bill 1778 was introduced by Representative Scott Saiki. Act 107 acknowledges the occupational hazards that are inherent with being a fire fighter and provides sufficient medical coverage so that appropriate and timely treatment would reduce the impact of cancer for the families of fire fighters. The first part of Section 2 of the Act, ”Medical care, services, and supplies for controverted (undecided) claims”, applies to all worker’s compensation (WC) claims and requires private health care plans to pay for medical care, services, and supplies, when a WC claim is submitted and is progressing through the process. Although Chapter 10, Title 12, Administrative Rules, specified if a WC claim was filed, the health care insurer was to provide coverage for treatment costs, insurers were not covering the medical costs and would direct the employee to go through WC. Many doctors would tell their patients they would need to find a physician who would accept WC claims. The second part of the Section 2, “Medical care, services, and supplies for firefighters suffering from cancer”, identifies the types of cancers that will be covered by WC and applies to fire fighters who have five or more years of service. If the claim is determined to be compensable, WC will reimburse the treatment costs paid by the private health care plan and the employee.

Yes, a retiree may file a WC claim if diagnosed with the type of cancer covered by Act 107.

There is a two-year limitation between the date of the initial diagnosis to the date the WC claim is filed. For assistance, please contact the HFD Occupational Safety and Health Office at 723-7120 or -723-7137.

www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/Vol02_Ch0046-0115/HRS0088/HRS_0088-0021.htm

This definition is in HRS 88-21 “Retirement for Public Officers and Employees.”

www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/Vol12_Ch0501-0588/HRS0587D/HRS_0587D-0001.htm

This definition is in HRS 587D “Safe Haven for Newborns.”